Marshall Project Originals
Stopping Violence Over Prison Phone Time? There’s an App for That.
While Corey Devon Arthur was quarantining, people in the unit got tablets equipped with telephone apps. “If we all had the option to use a phone app, the value of violence would plunge,” he writes.
Life Behind the Wall
Sure, prisons and jails are dangerous places. But everyday life inside isn’t as explosive as TV and movies make it look.
This Call May be Monopolized and Recorded
Advocates say prison phone companies’ merger diminishes competition
The Curious Case of the Prisoners in the Wrong Cellblock
A mystery unfolds during an urgent phone call.
How a Phone Changed My Life on Death Row
“I felt like a virgin on my wedding night — eager to put this thing to use, not sure if it’ll hurt.”